Oil Sands in Alberta - Bundle - Reading, Questions, Assignments - This is an 18 page resource related to the modern issue of oil sands development in Alberta, Canada. The bundle includes a 4 page reading that details the history behind Alberta's oil sands, the economic advantages of the oil sands and the environmental drawbacks of the oil sands. Next, the resource includes a set of questions and a graphic organizer related to the reading to help your students understand the main issues of the oil sands. As well, it includes an assignment in which students complete research to determine how different groups of people view the impacts of the oil sands on the world, including: Greenpeace, Government and Indigenous People. Finally, the resource includes a writing assignment related to the positive or negative aspects of the development of the oil sands. The bundles includes all necessary rubrics and answer keys for ease of assessment.
This is an excellent resource when learning about the debate between the economy and the environment, when studying environmental issues or when learning about oil sands development.